Okocim Beer | Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

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Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 129
Photo of rye726
4.06/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours quite calm, golden with a white head that settles to a thin ring around the snifter.

Nose has sweet bready malts, spicy yeast and herbal hops. Very nice.

Taste is fairly full for a pils. Dark candies, peppery yeast and subtle floral hops.

Nice medium body drinks well but comes off just a bit thick in the finish. One of the best lagers I have ever had. Okocim always does a good job.

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Photo of berkeleymaw
4.01/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad, fairly grainy flavor with mild, non-bitter aftertaste. Went down easy. Tastes like it is the inoffensive lager big American breweries wish they could deliver. Preferable to your common American lawn-mower beers, but not my choice to "wow" any beer snobs.

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Photo of Boneheadmx
3.99/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out to a slight copperish yellow with a tiny head that subsides quickly.

The smell is rather nice, light bits of apple.

Taste is fairly bready for a beer of this type, but not bad at all. Hops flavor is just about nonexistent.

Mouthfeel is rather thin, carbonation is very low key.

Drinkability on this one is very high. Not too carbonated so easy to take down. Flavor is decent and not overpowering.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.97/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this average looking beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was very light colored with a rich thick head that was very bubbly. The beer was kinda strawberry blond looking. It smelled bready and yeasty. The beer was light and crisp with a better smooth finish. I would buy again.

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Photo of funkengruven
3.82/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a lager yellow with some head that quickly reduced to a slight ring, smell is grainy, some citrus notes in there too, quite fragrant. Flavor is slightly sweet, a bit malty, clean with some subtle hop characteristics. Carbonation is balanced just right.

This is a very simple and refreshing lager. Nice example of the Euro Lager style.

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Photo of beerluvr
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear pale gold liquid topped with a frothy white head. Fresh grainy aroma with hints of hay/grassiness and light malt sweetness, Taste is crisp hoppiness and light malt...more hop than malt, quite nice. Finishes clean and bitter, quite the drinkable lager, a nice hoppy Pils.

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Photo of Drew966
3.8/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Okocim Beer pours a straw color with a white head from a brown 500 ml bottle. The aroma is grainy and some hops are noticeable. Bready malt and spicy hops are present and fairly well balanced. This beer is better than I expected, it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of RedBeerHead
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear light gold with a medium one inch head that settles quickly. Good carbonation. Good fruity yeast smell. This is a good transition beer if you are trying to convert a bud light drinker. Also a good hot day beer due to the thin body. Very drinkable but not necessarily outstanding.

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Photo of mwrseeley
3.67/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for $2.25 CDN at my local LCBO, Okocim tastes a lot lighter, at 7% ABV, than expected.

Okocim is a pretty straw-colour in my pils glass; the head is small but obstinate and leaves a small amount of lacing.

I am not picking up a lot of action on my nose. Perhaps I am trying it too cold. I will let it open up over the next half hour or so and see what happens.

Okocim is smooth on the palate and tastes, initially, like a pleasant and subtle blend of citrus zest and light honey. It is really rather nice. In fact, it is delicious.

The aftertaste, especially ten minutes after the pour, has a slightly bitter bite that balances nicely with the initial flavours.

This isn't my normal go-to kind of beer for mid-February. But if I like it now, when the temperature is just above 0 C, then I will probably really like it when summer rolls around (if it ever does).

Well done! I will drink Okocim again, for sure.

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Photo of ecoastman
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkability - This is another easy drinking Euro lager that can be considered as another standard patio refresher in the summer.

Appearance - clear straw yellow-gold with a head that recedes to a medium layer and some good lacing. Later the head disappears to a thin ring.

Smell - a very clean lager with some sweet malt balanced with mild hops.

Taste - another good but typical easy drinking Euro lager. Well balanced but not too sweet to start and not too dry or bitter in the clean finish. Low in malt and low-medium in hop levels. Nothing great, nothing bad.

Mouthfeel - smooth but slightly on the coarse side from the carbonation and the dryness. Carbonation is held well.

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Photo of redmagik99
3.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

typical dark yellow and tranlucent lager color. head disappears immediately, leaving some lacing around the sides. ghostlike smell also typical of lagers doesn't give much hint, although perhaps a hint of sweetness breaks through. the malt sweetness comes out in the taste, which i think is a redeeming quality in cheap lagers. there's the normal crisp corniness. Hops help to balance with bitterness but no apparant hop flavor. Not much carbonation and mouthfeel is pretty thin, which in tonights situation (trying to get a buzz on) is a good thing. That being said its a pretty drinkable beer. Definitely preferred to american macro lagers and once of the best value beers here in oxford.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.6/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicately dusted brilliant gold. Variously sized bubbles can be seen hurrying up to a yellowed ivory head that is currently filling half the glass after a spirited pour. The foam is semi-creamy with enough stickiness to begin laying down lace on the upper few inches of the glass.

The noble-hopped nose is decently bright. I even detect a little lemon peel; always a plus when Euro hops are involved. Some pilseners that don't hail from either Czechoslovakia or Germany taste and smell more like Euro pale lagers due to a shortage of hops. This one is hoppy enough, if the nose is any sort of reliable guide.

Okocim Beer isn't quite as hoppy and as bright on the palate. There's a bit too much sweetish pale malt on hand. The hops provide a decent amount of bitterness, especially on the finish, but their flavor contribution isn't sufficient enough to get the job done.

As an EPL, this is an above average beer. As a pilsener, it's simply average. I have no idea what the brewery considers it to be, but am relying on the BA designation stated above. Thinking positively, it's balanced and drinkable even if the thrill factor isn't quite there. I'm feeling a little better about it as I enter the bottom third of the bottle, but not enough to change my initial general impression.

The light-medium body has no real faults and seems perfectly calibrated to the flavor profile. As a result, drinkability is on the high end. What the hell, this is pretty good beer that I won't penalize for failing to live up to my 'pils gotta be hoppy' rule.

I will forever be a fan of Browar Okocim for brewing the outstanding Okocim Porter. This is the second pale beer from this brewery that I've had. Like O.K. Beer, it's merely O.K. In truth, it's a little better than that and is a beer that I'll have no trouble ordering to accompany a meal if I ever see it on a menu. I'm not sure where I'll be able to find a pierogi in Des Moines, though.

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Photo of Snipp
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle. The beer is a light golden color with a thin, white head. Slight hop presence, crisp and easy on the palette. As far as pilseners go, this one is actually pretty refreshing. Easy to drink. I'd buy if I was in the mood for a easy drinking euro trash beer.

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Photo of stouty1
3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am visiting my college roomate for the weekend and I was surprised he had some craft beer in his fridge (left over from party). I poured it out of the bottle into an hugely oversized goblet ( two-hander). A gimmick from my college days. Head was nice and creamy but disapated fast. Smelled of spices and slight amount of hops. Taste is pretty bland in the beginning. I pulled the bottle out of the fridge with my buddies MGD, so I think it was too cold! After it warmed up a bit, it was still pretty bland, but a little better. I could smell what seems like coriander. This beer is good to sit back and knock 'em back while discussing the good ole' days.

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Crystal clear pale golden in color with a thin white soapy head. No lacing to note.

S: Balanced mix of pale malts and light citrus hops. Fresh. Nice, not great.

T&M: An almost perfect balance between bittering hops and light malts. The weight of this is very light with a nice tingle from the fine active carbonation. All of the flavors stay together for a solid taste all the way through. The finish is mostly clean with a hint of malt but the linger fades out extremely fast.

D: Decent. This reminds me of a more well rounded version of one if the American macros. There is an interesting malt taste (yeast?) that comes across that palate that was interesting to experience. Overall I enjoyed this one and would probably look for it again.

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Photo of baos
3.52/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml into Falstaff Goblet.

A: Nice golden color with two finger head on pour that dissipates down to the tiniest residue in the middle and a collar. Some lacing on tilt of goblet.

S: The faintest bit of grass and pepper. And a faint bit of beeswax and honey.

T: A bitter spicy nicety. I get the same bit o honey and pepper and grass. Super dry at the end. So dry it almost puckers your mouth.

M: A bit watery but not bad with big bubbly carbonation.

D: I could guzzle if I was the guzzling type, dudes.

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Photo of iceball585
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden yellow hue w/ thin lacy head

S- Hints of citrus

T- Semi pale earthy hops taste w/ hints of citrus (mainly lemon finish)

M- Smooth and light

D- Decent summer beer feel

Definatly a good example of a pilsner. Though I'm not a huge pilsner drinker it is definatly a great example of what a pilsner should taste like.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into my Baltika glass. Poured a rich golden color with little head. Scents of some sweet malts. Nice well balanced flavor nothing to out of the ordinary here. Paired well with some hot wings and some cucumber slices. I got this at a bottle shop, but probably would not get it again.

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Photo of demcorhip
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to chonyr for the brew.

A brilliantly clear, golden straw coloured lager. Mildly carbonated, only managed to produce a thin white head which quickly dissipated. No lacings evident.

Toasted grain, a touch of honey cooked carrots, and some grassy hops with a metallic twang.

Some toasted white bread and grain husk. A hint of corn, sweetness, and the hint of cooked veggies. Slightly metallic with a grassy and almost peppery hop finish.

A light bodied, crisp, and refreshing brew. Malt, adjuncts, and hops decently balanced, although a touch more hops and a touch less sweetness would be truer to style (as well as a bigger head and perhaps more carbonation).

Certainly drinkable and sessionable, and would make a good thirst quencher on a hot summer's day. While nothing particularly inspired, it is something i would drink again.

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Photo of ThirstyBird
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 50CL mug from a 50CL bottle.
A - Nice clear medium yellow lager color. White head quickly dissipates. No lacing.
S - Toasted grain a touch of grassy hops.
T - Toasted grain. Sweet up front. Really nice little subtle aftertaste - a little dry a bit of the sweet grain flavor sticking around. Pleasant.
M/F - Light in body. Lightly carbonated yet a nice little prickle on the throat as it flows. Smooth and easy drinking.
D - I like this brew. A good session beer. Not a lot going on but what is there is pleasant and easy going.

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Photo of liamt07
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can from the LCBO, 500ml into a pint glass. Canned October 29, 2010 according to the base of the can.

Poured a light golden yellow, really clear with the carbonation quite visible. A finger or so of bubbly white head that fades to some bubbles, and leaves some light lacing. Nose has some grain, adjunct cereals, light grassy hops and a general sweetness to it. Taste has a light sense of the adjunct, more of this 'general' sweetness to it, a mild grassy (Noble hop?) hop presence. Overall, I found this beer to not be offensive in any respect and drank quite well. Not a real sense of the alcohol at all. Medium mouthfeel, medium high carbonation. I enjoyed this one to a degree.

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Photo of mynie
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark for a pilsner with a very nice, foamy head.

Smells like a very malty german pils. Strong on the grains with just a hint of white pepper in the back.

Tastes grainy upfront, grainy in the back, too, only with a little bit of the aforementioned pepper and a quite pleasant hop that leaves a very nice, dry aftertaste.

The crisp body and medium carbonation lead to a clean, very drinkable beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.47/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall pilsner glass.
It was a golden color with just a little foamy head. It smelled of corn and grass or grain. The corn taste was noticeable along with some mild hops and maybe a little yeast. It had a soft mouthfeel. It is fairly drinkable. Not bad for my first ever Polish beer!

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Photo of IntriqKen
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear golden straw color with a nice half finger of white foam that melts quickly to very fine lacing...but lacing none the less.
Aroma is definately german pilsner...light malt with a touch of corn and bready yeast.
Taste is lightly sweet malt that is followed with a slight corn flavor, bread, then a light hop tingle.
Aftertaste is a little sticky....more drying would be appreciated, still a nice, nice pilsner.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Slighter larger than 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a pale yellow with a nice creamy foamy white head that takes its time settling down. Smells very clean, maybe a modest citrus and pils hop, but very minor. Taste is clean, crisp, with a good hop finish.

Overall a well made pilsener that does everything its asked to.

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